Vernial Rose WOOD

Vernial Rose WOOD


Vernial Rose

1913 – 2013

Vernial Rose Wood passed away quietly on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the age of 99 years. She was born in Walsh, Alberta on December 15, 1913. Vernial grew up in the Camrose area where her father owned a store. She then went on to graduate high school and Normal School there as well. Vernial was a 1940 graduate of Alberta Hospital Ponoka. She worked many years at Horsely’s Drug Store in Red Deer and worked later at McKeagues Pharmacy in Calgary as a surgical appliance fitter until her retirement. On July 30, 1955 she married Bernard Alfred Wood. She was very active in Beta Sigma Phi both in Red Deer and Calgary Chapters and received the Order of the Rose. She loved travel, theatre, and social events including bridge club, and maintained these interests well into her later years. Family was always important and she will be lovingly remembered by her step-daughters Claire Jackson of Didsbury and Shirley Tighe of Olds, numerous, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great grandchildren and her friends at Piper Creek Lodge. A memorial service in honor of Vernial will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 1:00. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Piper Creek Lodge (In care of Denise Cooper), 4820 33 Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 0N5, or to your local pet rescue group. Condolences may be sent or viewed at

Arrangements in care of

Rhian Solecki, Funeral Director at


6287 – 67 A Street

(Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

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